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Boston Bruins defensemen Andrew Ference has played his last game in a spoked-B sweater.On Wednesday during exit-interviews for the season, Ference revealed that he and GM Peter Chiarelli discussed his pending free agency and how resigning with the Bruins was not an option.    "With the current cap, Peter (Chiarelli) won't be able to keep me. You know, he's gotta resign Tuukka (Rask) and obviously do his side of the business, so unfortunately with the new CBA...wish it wasn't so, but that's the way it is." The decision to not resign Ference comes from the fact that the salary cap number will drop to $64.3 million, a drop of nearly $5 million from the shortened season just played. Coupled with the emergence of the three young kids on the blue line who more than likely will earn a spot on the roster come October, the choice, although not easy, falls under the category of 'stricly business.' Put me in the camp that will severely miss Ference playing in...
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